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Ocean Course at Hokuala

3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1700
+1 808-241-6000
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Great Day on the Course

I'm no pro, just a beginner, but had a great time. The course is kept immaculate and the employees... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Neo1211
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California
via mobile
Holy Hokuala! The Oceans Course

I have seen this course from airplanes and cruise ships for several years, and finally played it... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
taxspeaker
,
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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Newly renovated Ocean Course winds its way through mango and guava groves to dramatic seaside cliffs and exceptional ocean views. The longest oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii! MSN Travel called the Ocean Course one of the world's twelve most beautiful courses. It's little wonder that the list of accolades for this Jack Nicklaus Signature track is as long as its string of holes that hug the Pacific. The Ocean Course offers the longest and most continuous stretch of oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii. It is a certain highlight of every visit. Recently renovated all 18 holes are in fabulous shape. Future enhancements include a welcoming new clubhouse on the inland waterway overlooking the 9th hole, along with a world-class practice facility. Both promise to take your game, and your vacation, to the next level.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pro shop” (14 reviews)
“poipu bay” (10 reviews)
“rental clubs” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 06:45 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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3351 Hoolaulea Way, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1700
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I'm no pro, just a beginner, but had a great time. The course is kept immaculate and the employees are friendly and helpful. Enjoy the party pack (hot dogs, chips and drinks) before starting the stunning ocean courses on the back nine. Reserve early (3...More

Thank Neo1211
jjozaitis, Marketing Coordinator at Ocean Course at Hokuala, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Neo, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate Ocean Course at Hokuala. We are honored that you had a great day on the course! Even better is that you felt the Aloha Spirit of our staff. We hope you will come...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

I have seen this course from airplanes and cruise ships for several years, and finally played it today. Wow, wow, wow. It has just been added as 1 of my 3 Hawaii golf favorites. Outstandingly friendly staff, and the back nine-incredible views. Price was acceptable...More

Thank taxspeaker
jjozaitis, Marketing Coordinator at Ocean Course at Hokuala, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate Ocean Course at Hokuala. We are honored to be considered one of your top three golf courses in Hawaii! Even better is that you felt the Aloha Spirit of our staff. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

There are several wonderful courses on Kauai, but the Ocean course was great - challenging but fair. I've played Makai, Prince and Poipu Bay and I liked this one the most. But what was better than the course was the Aloha spirit of the staff...More

Thank Eric F
TheSebastainVail, General Manager at Ocean Course at Hokuala, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Dear Eric F, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate Ocean Course at Hokuala. We are honored to be your favorite course on Kauai! Even better is that you felt the Aloha Spirit of our staff. We hope you will come back...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016

This course, now under new ownership and renamed Hokuala, was recently renovated (completed November 2016). Unfortunately, it is not in good condition. The sand traps hadn't been raked for days - an unforgivable omission for the price. The turf was only in fair condition, with...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a definite MUST play course on the Island of Kauai. Conveniently located near the Lihue Airport. The staff and Pro Shop are a treat. The bar and restaurant are not inexpensive but what really is in Hawaii, right. It's all there to make a...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This course has the best views of any on the island - the front nine is under maintenance and opening within November. The back nine is the ocean side - incredible views, challenging course.

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The new name of the course is Hokuala. It was bought by the Timbers Resort Group and is currently undergoing a renovation on the front 9, so I played the back 9 twice. No problem there as the back 9 is right along the ocean...More

Thank Ace23NY23
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Everything else is the same. Love this course in Lihue. Nice people, good greens and traps. You play the back nine twice. This is like going to a concert and having the warm up group drop out and the headline group do two shows. Ask...More

Thank braidmacd
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This golf course would have got five stars but only the back nine holes are open. Fantastic staff and great golf course. Dont know when the remaining nine will be open but playing the back nine twice was lots of fun. A good challenge.

Thank Joel H
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Hubby played solo and could not stop talking about how beautiful the course was....looks forward to returning with friends next year.. No longer things the Ko olina....now Lotte golf course on Oahu is the best !

Thank Louvenia C
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KCRWP
13 October 2016|
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Response from Jeff P | Reviewed this property |
Poipu is the best course on Kauai, both as to condition and layout, but it is expensive. Makai is a close second on all counts. Puakea is the best value on the island, by far, as it has a great layout, views, etc. apart... More
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John A
13 February 2015|
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Response from jmes h | Reviewed this property |
John,,,just home from Kauai, played 6 courses. Lagoons is a big dissapointment. We played only because we got a Golf Now rate of $68. Maybe worth that..if you want to spend $100+ go to the Hyatt and Poipu Bay. It's $125... More
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Kevin B
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Response from Bookie B | Reviewed this property |
Was not a guest of the hotel and paid $50 for club rental.
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